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Ritual : a very short introduction, Barry Stephenson

Label
Ritual : a very short introduction
Title
Ritual
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Barry Stephenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a place in modern life that is decidedly ambiguous. What is ritual? What does it do? Is it useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or innovative and transformational? Alongside description of a number of specific rites, this Very Short Introduction explores ritual from both theoretical and historical perspectives. Barry Stephenson focuses on the places where ritual touches everyday life: in politics and power; moments of transformation in the life cycle; as performance and embodiment. He also discusses the boundaries of ritual, and how and why certain behaviors have been studied as ritual while others have not. Stephenson shows how ritual is an important vehicle for group and identity formation; how it generates and transmits beliefs and values; how it can be used to exploit and oppress; and how it has served as a touchstone for thinking about cultural origins and historical change. Encompassing the breadth and depth of modern ritual studies, Barry Stephenson's Very Short Introduction also develops a narrative of ritual's place in social and cultural life. --Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stephenson, Barry
Dewey number
390
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL600
LC item number
.S735 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions ;
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  • Ritual
  • Ritual
Label
Ritual : a very short introduction, Barry Stephenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ritualization -- Ritual and the origins of culture -- Ritual and society -- Ritual and transformation -- Definitions, types, domains -- Ritual as performance -- The fortunes of ritual
Control code
878299468
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780199943524
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878299468
Label
Ritual : a very short introduction, Barry Stephenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Ritualization -- Ritual and the origins of culture -- Ritual and society -- Ritual and transformation -- Definitions, types, domains -- Ritual as performance -- The fortunes of ritual
Control code
878299468
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780199943524
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014028719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878299468

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